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Volkswagen To Pay $5000 To U.S. Customers Affected By ‘Dieselgate’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


Germany’s Die Welt newspaper is reporting a deal between Volkswagen and US authorities may have been reached in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and that customers affected can expect to see a check for $5,000.

Last month Volkswagen was given until April 21 to work with regulators on a fix for the estimated 600,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. known to have been rigged with the cheat.

Final details are expected on Thursday when the two parties are scheduled to present the agreement in a San Fransisco court.

Volkswagen’s troubles are far from over in this case though. While this settlement will keep the company from facing court time this summer, the company still has to provide a fix to the vehicles that, up until this point, still have the cheating mechanism in place.


Sources: Die Welt
Photo: Rob Brewer [Flickr] / CC BY-SA 2.0

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